The Trinity

I John 5:7

How many of us have met someone and have been somewhat apprehensive about them initially? Then once we get to know them better, our relationship totally changes. A secular song of the 50's had a line in it that went something like this, "To know, know, know you is to love, love, love you." Very often, that is the truth. When we get to know someone, then we can truly love them. Last week I mentioned that Pat and I will soon be celebrating our 31st wedding anniversary. Thirty-one years ago when I asked her to marry me, I thought I loved her as much as I could possibly love anyone…but guess what? The more I am with her, the better I know her, and the better I know her, the more I love her. Now, you say, 'that's great preacher, but what does that have to do with anything this morning?' I am so glad you asked. This morning, we begin a 'Summer of Praise'. Our focus this summer will be upon God and His wonderful works. He is a great and glorious God! He deserves all our praise and our worship. Will you join with me over the next few weeks and seek to know God in a deeper and more personal way?

The more we know about Him, the more we will love Him for Who He is. I want us to get to know Him better today. Notice in our text:

I. This is a declaration of the Trinity.

II. An Explanation of the Trinity

III. The Importance of the Trinity.

Our response to the Biblical teaching about the Trinity should be that of worship and praise. Each member of the Trinity plays an important part in every believer's life. Do you know Christ as your Lord and Savior? It isn't enough just to believe there is a God…we must know Christ personally. Christian, the more we know the Lord, the more we will love Him and desire to worship Him. God desires that we know Him in His fullness. Jesus said, "I am come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly." Jn. 10:10b Let's draw near to Him now, and allow Him to bless us abundantly!